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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:42 am 
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sylus wrote:
highlandsflyer wrote:
Does Dickey Hip still play the Twelve Bar Club?

Not sure but I did share a mental health group with long john baldry in 2000 if that counts?..aaahhh happy days in clacton

Alison..walking is the cheapest and you determined exercise you can have, I tend to do it in the evening when people have too little energy to laugh at a huge bloke being perched up with chicken legs..a bit of music, a 30 minute stroll a couple of times a week and you will be suprised how much weight comes off and because your not at home bored tucking into the pantry it has a double effect of mentally lifting you too

the weight coming off should also take some pressure off your hip

Yes, my GP did say that it wasn't helped by being overweight, I feel like an old woman.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:39 am 
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I know you said you weren't confortable about seeing someone, but a professional opinion is sometimes what's required. My mom had a bad hip and her GP thought that she needed a hip replacement. It turns out she had an inbalance in her back/spine, that was resolved by the chiropractor after a couple of visits. As much as we all like to help on here, I think taking advice from a bunch of people more experienced in headsets and bottom brackets may not be the best way forward. No offence guys/girls :)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:51 pm 
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I have personal experience in this area, and I can say you definitely want to see a specialist and get your hips X-rayed. If after several months the pain subsists, or gets worse, go see the specialist again and get a 2nd set of X-rays, the reason being it may be a progressive situation that might not be noticeable in the first set of X-rays. Having a specialist look at both sets of X-rays would enable them to see if there were any differences over time.

Not to "air my dirty laundry" in public, but I developed hip problems as a 14-year-old kid. I complained of pain that was intense but intermittent. I was X-rayed and the doctors didn't see anything unusual, and what I had wasn't diagnosed for about a year until I was X-rayed a 2nd time, and then had both sets examined by a specialist. Arguably, after viewing the first set of X-rays, I agree that the situation was barely noticeable and thus easily overlooked, but when looking at the 2nd set of X-rays taken a year later, the situation was obvious. In fact, I'd agree that it was only after viewing the 2nd set of X-rays that one could look back at the first set to notice the beginnings of a problem.

During that year's time between X-rays, the pain got worse and worse, and even simple walking became more and more strenuous and difficult. Check the pic below. The part labeled 'unstable' is like a knife edge, and it was cutting into my leg muscles as I walked. It was most pronounced immediately after either long periods of sitting, or after periods of physical exertion. Unfortunately, I developed it in both hips, but fortunately it was eventually diagnosed. The story I got from the doc who diagnosed it was that, left untreated, such a condition usually resulted in becoming permanently crippled. The treatment was an operation to put pins in both hips, and then to use a wheelchair for about 4 months and then crutches for about 6 weeks. After that, a bit of physical therapy, and before too long, I was back to normal with both hips retaining about 97% rotational range. Soon after that, I became very active; running, cycling, etc., thus a happy ending was possible in my case. Having been through all that, I can tell you that my mobility means everything to me.

Sorry to all if I've alarmed or upset or even bored anyone with this barrage of information, but I wouldn't wish what I had on anybody, so I'd want you to get it checked out by a professionlal ASAP. I hope this helps not only you, but also anyone else who has similar 'mysterious' problem that evades easy diagnosis.

Best of luck to you.

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